CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Kanawha County Board of Education members said Wednesday that Superintendent Ron Duerring is doing a good job, after the superintendent's annual evaluation on Wednesday.
"Dr. Duerring has met or exceeded the requirements as outlined by the West Virginia Department of Education and the Kanawha County Board of Education. He has had a commendable performance during the past year," school board President Pete Thaw said, reading a statement prepared by the board's five members.
The board met in private for about three hours, Thaw said, and evaluated Duerring's performance based on a variety of aspects in the education system.
Thaw would not discuss details of the evaluation, and no other school board members returned phone calls Wednesday. Duerring also did not return calls.
Duerring is one of the longest-serving county superintendents in the state and has worked in the Kanawha County Schools system since 1998.
His current four-year contract expires June 30.
Duerring, whose salary is $150,000, has received about a $3,300 raise every year since the contract was issued in 2009, making him the second highest-paid county superintendent in the state. Berkeley County's superintendent makes the most, with a salary of $154,140, even though Kanawha has the largest school system.
Last year, Duerring applied for a superintendent position in a Norfolk, Va., school district, where his son lives. Duerring was among the top three finalists considered for that position, but did not receive an offer.
Kanawha County Board of Education members will meet in special session Monday.
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